Has developed into a top-flight tight end and expected to be one of the best collegiately at his position this fall ... followed up his C-USA All-Freshman Team honors in 2007 with solid seasons in 2008 and 2009 ... named to Watch List for 2009 John Mackey Award, presented to nation's outstanding tight end ... has caught at least one pass in 23 of last 24 games ... enters 2010 season with 64 career receptions for 982 yards and nine touchdowns.
2009: Enjoyed outstanding season as he ranked second on team in receptions (26) and receiving yardage (398) while hauling in five touchdowns ... named to Mackey Award Watch List during summer ... played in all 12 games and started 10 of those ... recorded at least one reception in every game ... had a season-high four catches for 46 yards and a touchdown vs. SMU ... also had three receptions against both Rice and East Carolina ... season-high 65 yards came against Rice ... recorded touchdown catches against SMU, Troy, Southern Miss, Florida Atlantic and UCF ... was tabbed for preseason second-team all-league honors by Phil Steele's 2009 College Football Preview.
2008: Finished season third on the team in receptions with 23 ... played in all 12 games and started first nine for UAB ... was second on team in receiving yardage with 368 ... was tops for Blazers in average per reception (16.0) ... also led team in touchdown receptions with three (one vs. Tulsa and two vs. Alabama State) ... recorded at least one reception in 11 consecutive contests until the final game at UCF ... registered three receptions against Florida Atlantic, Alabama State and Tulane ... best game for receiving yardage was 88 yards against Alabama State ... of his 23 receptions for the season, nine of those went for 22 yards or more ... had season-long 43-yard reception against Memphis.
2007:Made six starts for Blazers at tight end ... named to Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... caught 15 passes for 216 yards with one touchdown catch (4-yard TD vs. UCF) ... best game of season statistically came in season finale at Marshall as he caught five passes for 94 yards ... also recorded three receptions for 41 yards against East Carolina ... had pair of catches vs. Southern Miss.
2006: Sat out first season at UAB and was redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Southside High School ... was a unanimous selection as the Dallas County Most Valuable Player by the Selma Times-Journal ... named to the All-Dallas County team as well ... as a senior, accounted for 36 total touchdowns ... tallied 678 yards and eight touchdowns rushing, in addition to 747 yards on 44 catches and 14 touchdowns receiving ... on defense, recorded 87 tackles, 21 assists, 16 sacks, two interceptions and four fumble recoveries ... while playing quarterback, Anderson threw for 1,126 yards and 14 touchdowns ... also added a pair of field goals and 15 extra points ... was a four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball for Southside ... team captain of the football and basketball teams as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Feb. 11, 1988 at Selma, Ala. ... son of Dorothy and Larry Anderson ... major is communications management.